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forget but for all the wrong reasons. the 4000 people are back on dry land. hear from some of them about their ordeal. >> we will know who wants the top spot in and around county. that story is next. >> some amazing images out of russia this morning as a small meteorites.meled by media rig [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. happy friday. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> 6:01. time for traffic and weather
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together on the 1's. tony has the forecast. >> i am getting a hard time because i am being honest. it is a very complicated situation. a couple more computer models will help. ok. .layl it it on tom's we will make it up to 50 this afternoon. an arctic cold front will go through tonight. it will feel like winter again on saturday and sunday. we will talk about that in a few minutes. kim will be honest with you. >> i can be firm about the traffic. we have an accident 95
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southbound at eastern avenue. we are not seeing any backups just yet. we have a crash at number in the city. otherwise, we are looking pretty good. 95 into the fort mchenry, things are looking good. this is 895 at the harbor tunnel. there should not be any problems. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> an agonizing wait that stress on for four days is finally over. >> what a nightmare. the carnival triumph limped into port. pastor's falling put their feet on dry ground. jay gray has more from alabama. >> finally a triumphant return.
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>> it is the best feeling. >> the end of an exhausting journey. prayers answered as passengers and crew members poured out of the ship in waves, most pulling luggage. a few in wheelchairs. many still wearing their robes from the cruise ship. the unofficial uniform of sorts. >> we are like a family now. we went through hell. >> no air conditioning, little food, and mounting raw sewage and human waste. the result of a few functioning restrooms on the vessel. >> it was like being locked in a porta-potti that caught on fire. >> back to hotels in new orleans. some still trying to come to terms with what that went through. >> our room flooded.
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the electricity went out. it just went downhill, downhill. it got to be bad. >> hot showers! >> being back on solid ground served as an indication that the worst seems to be over. jay gray, wbal-tv 11 news. >> vacation stories like these are rare but when they happen degenerate a lot of negative publicity. are they worried about a drop in business? >> there may be a small percentage of vacationers that may be turned off for booking cruises but we did not expect this impacting the cruise industry at all. >> the last two years with the busiest in baltimore. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. would an experience like the one the passengers on the triumph
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cruise ship went through keep you from ever taking a cruise again? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> police have released the name of the training involved in an accident. william kern used his regular service weapon with a live ammunition during a training exercise in owings mills. the trainee remains in critical condition from at gunshot wound to the head. maryland state police are conducting an in depth investigation. >> there was a three car accident in towson. a state trooper was trying to stop a vehicle at fairmount avenue when it took off. the driver slammed into one car and then another.
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no word on what prompted the driver to flee. police say icy conditions contributed to at least 60 accidents including a deadly crash in gamble's. -- gambrills. one person died at the scene. the driver of the truck was not injured. >> a man was exposing himself and was arrested. witnesses reported seeing him falling himself near the food court. detectives say steven lerer is the same man accosting a group of girls back in january. >> a handful of hours remain for candidates to submit their
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applications to replace john leopold. jennifer franciotti is live with a look at some of the potential candidates. >> good morning. several candidates say they are considering the position, including kendel ehrlich. she is the wife of bob ehrlich. also, the vice chair of glen bernie and the council chair jerry walker of gambrills. anne arundel county john leopold resigned after being found guilty of misconduct for the way he treated his employees. also the way he used his police detail. he still faces a civil case for harassment. there was a pledge from ehrlich to make the government more efficient by not having a police detail. >> i have been driving myself now for six years. i can do it. ofwe'll hear more from some the other candidates coming up at 6:30.
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the county council will take a vote on february 21. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> hopes for a new trial for john leopold have been dashed. he can still collect his state and county pension. >> the momentum in annapolis. the governor urged lawmakers to pass a measure to repeal the death penalty. he called it ineffective as a deterrent. clergy across the state promoted the bill. >> i think everybody wants to build a society that is humane. the experience has been that the death penalty does not contribute.
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supporters >> say it should remain as an option for people who commit the worst of the worst crimes. >> the part that caught fire on thursday did not have working smoke detectors. a fire started in a bedroom. two boys are being treated for burns. the mother was taken to johns hopkins bayview. >> good news for area job- seekers. up to 100 workers will be hired in dundalk. they will help the concrete tubs. officials say subcontractors will likely hire additional workers. there will be an information session for interested
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subcontractors on february 28 at 7:30 at the committee county and baltimore county's essex campus. >> baltimore county may be a step ahead in implementing a key piece of the education proposal. the president wants to offer preschool programs for low and moderate families. the program allows high school students who work alongside preschool children to earn some college credit. for some students, it is a perfect fit. >> i is really like kids and i want to be a teacher when i grow up. >> preschoolers who enroll get to learn subject like language, math, music, and science. >> 6:10.
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31 degrees at the airport. >> oscar pistorius makes his first court appearance this morning. >> the skies over russia look like a scene from a sci-fi disaster movie. >> the weather will be pretty quiet today. it will turn windy and cold. it will turn windy and cold.
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>> welcome back. good morning. 6:15. we're off to a quiet start. that will change into the overnight and tomorrow. 33 at the airport. 30 in parkton. the clouds will be thickening up as we go through the day. the nearest precipitation is down in kentucky and tennessee. an arctic cold front will come through tonight. there will be an area of low pressure that will transfer its energy over on the coast.
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we will see some wintry weather develop. it is difficult to say what is going to happen as this takes place on the coast. i think we will see some rain and snow showers tonight. the mark, low pressure will develop on the coast. -- tomorrow, low pressure will develop on the coast. right now i will say there's a chance for snow tomorrow. i'm not sure how much snow we will get. i would like to see another computer model run. there could be snow early in the morning. today, a mixture of sun and clouds. this cd, a chance for rain or snow showers -- this evening, a chance for rain or snow shower. snow likely tomorrow morning. i cannot rule out snow showers
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in the evening. there will most likely be some minor accumulations. 32 on sunday but breezy with a chance for snow flurries. big changes coming up this weekend. >> good morning. we have a couple of a problem spots including southdown at 895 with possible lane closures. we have a crash and possible lane blockages. the west side of the beltway is looking good. it will take 12 minutes to get down towards 95. it looks like things are moving fine southbound traffic. this is 895 at the harbor tunnel. this should not be any problems getting in or out of the tunnel. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> 6:16.
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the body found in california on wednesday is the remains of christopher dorner. the identity was made using dental records. he killed crutcher people including two police officers. oscar pistorius made his first appearance in a courtroom where he was charged with one count of murder. prosecutors will argue the shooting was premeditated and not an accident. he could be seen wiping. he was arrested on thursday following the shooting of his girlfriend inside his home. he will be held without bail. a billion firebomb the up the sky over russia just before a meteor crashed.
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there was a big burst of light boom.owed by a it is not clear if it is connected to a larger meteor that will come within 17,000 miles of earth later today. >> health care costs may be leveling off but prescription drug costs are on the rise. the cost of prescription drugs rose 3.6% last year. that is twice as high as the national inflation rate. new drugs are not yet available in the cheaper, generic form. if you have the retirement plan, you may have noticed a big boost
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in your statement. there was 12% growth for the year. the average balance was just over $46,000 when the market balanced out. taking on amazon as a marketplace. they are talking the site into a social media shopping site. people can join up to buy products. the service was launched this week. they say makes buying fast and too easy. we could see past tax for products in commercials. under armour is going to the ladies this week. your summer travel could be miserable. jane king has the bloomberg
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business report. good morning and happy friday. >> happy friday to you. we keep hearing about these automatic cuts. ray lewis said the cuts would result in fewer air traffic controllers and extensive delays to summer air travel. there would be an immediate hiring freeze and a furlough of thousands of workers. under armour gearing up for a new story in baltimore aimed at women. it may be looking to get a rival lululemon iran for its money. stocks this week and the trend will continue at the open. facebook under pressure to raise
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more revenue now that it is a public company. you can promote your status of day. pay $7 and it pumps it up to the top of the feet. can promote your friends status update. you can promote a race under wrong page at a cost for the chance of getting more donations. it could come in handy in some cases. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> now weather and traffic together on the 1's. >> good morning. we're off to a nice start on this friday morning. temperatures in the 30's. we will make it up to 50 this afternoon. 32 in randallstown. the weather should be fine this morning. close to 50 this afternoon.
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we expect some rain and snow tonight. i will talk more about that in a few minutes. >> we have a problem spot in the city at number to watch for. looking pretty good on the j.f.x. heading southbound into the city -- we have a problem in orthern to watche for. no delays just yet. looking good on 895 southbound. traffic is very light in and out of the tunnel. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. 6:22. one of the orioles is hoping to improve on his performance. keith mills will explain when he
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joins us with sports. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. would an experience like the one the passengers on the triumph cruise ship went through keep you from ever taking a cruise again? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. hope you have them.
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>> good morning. buck showalter said the entire offseason one thing that is depressant about the orioles is their commitment to winning. they are showing it again. the position players have been in camp for the last two days and ready to go. that includes jason hammel who emerged as the team's best starting pitcher. he returned to pitch the first game of the yankees' player of series. he said when he was traded, his teammates made him feel at home. >> it is comfortable. the guys were open arms letting me in and treated me well. they had my back from game one.
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so obviously this year i have some work to do. i'm healthy now. i have to get back to work on things. >> what a good trade for the orioles last year. they have become a big part of the baltimore committee. a big showdown last night in the nba. a rematch of last year's nba finals. lebron james and kevin durant were teammates on the olympic team. dwyane wade to lebron. lebron on his way to another sensational game. a great pass. check out this pass from lebron. that is about 38 feet away. the nba all-star game is set for sunday in houston.
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maryland and duke tomorrow in college basketball. >> 6:27. coming up next half-hour -- >> one of the most contentious nominations is in limbo this morning. that story is coming upper. >> will check for delays next. >> it will be a mild day today.
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. we'll get to weather and traffic in a moment. >> the 4000 passengers and crew is a waking up on dry land. the last of the passengers got off the time just after 2:00 a.m. after spending posture days at sea without electricity.
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>> william kern was supposed to be using a training weapon with blanks but semel fired his regular service weapon with real bullets at a trainee on tuesday. kern has been placed on medical suspension. 6:31. >> now weather and traffic together on the 1's. we start with tony. i apologize for giving you grief about the forecast. >> things are pretty quiet to start the day. 33 at the airport. we will make it up to 50 this afternoon. we expect rain and snow tonight. off and on snow tomorrow. 46 and windy and cold on sunday. wind chills running in the teens
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and 20's with leftover flurries. 50 today. >> good morning. we have a problem spot in the city. orthern.a crash at numbe 11 minutes over towards the 83's. no problems just yet. 95 near white marsh is looking good. topside of the beltway at perring parkway, inner and outer loops are increasing in volume but you are moving within that ingestion. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. --moving within that congestion. >> today was supposed to be leon panetta's last day as secretary
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of defense. >> he is staying on the job longer. tara mergener has more. >> good morning. the vote to advance chuck hagel's nomination fell short yesterday. it could be another 10 days before a new secretary of defense takes the helm. >> on this vote, the yeas are 58. >> the senate did not meet the threshold to move the nomination to a final vote. >> this is a high school, 24 a football game. we are trying to confirm somebody to run the defenses of this country. >> after two days of nomination on the floor, the republicans
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have information to seek, they should be allowed to do that. >> republicans are holding up the process. they want more details about the diplomatic mission in benghazi. >> i believe senators have the right to have those questions answered. >> critics say the administration has not been forthcoming. president obama says republicans are playing politics with national security. >> i need a secretary of defense who is coordinating with our allies to make sure our troops are getting the kind of mission they deserve. >> meantime secretary panetta will stay put until the job is filled. another confirmation vote is set for february 26.
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>> is the confirmation expected to happen? >> it is. the gop has a lot of concern about his record and his management style. they say they are not trying to derail the process. with 55 votes in the senate, he is expected to be confirmed. >> tara mergener, thank you. >> the clock is ticking for candidates looking to replace john leopold. the deadline to file is today. jennifer franciotti has more. >> good morning. several candidates are considering the position. at a forum on thursday night, kendel ehrlich says she wants to replace john leopold as anne arundel county executive. leopold resigned this month.
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he was found guilty of misconduct for the way he used his police detail and treated his employees. leopold still faces a civil suit for harassment. >> i think the activities were embarrassing. >> her competition focused on bringing integrity back to the office. >> it is time for us to put our difficulties behind us and to have a new day for anne arundel county. >> leadership and ethics. we need a new executive with leadership. it comes down to leadership. >> we need to start now. we need to rebuild our image. >> the deadline will be noon today. the county council will vote for a new executive. that will be on february 21. back to you.
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>> a new commandant will be the 85th of the midshipmen. the post is similar to the dean of students at a university. >> congratulations. 31 degrees at the airport. this will take has blown up on the internet. his remarkable story when we come back. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. would an experience like the one the passengers on the triumph cruise ship went through keep you from ever taking a cruise again? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> they say art is in the eye of the beholder. it will but has a unique use for chewing gum. she is turning it into art. she used thousands of pieces of, to create impressive portraits. she is done steve jobs and alan john.n
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she plans to open an exhibition of her portraits. >> a little piglet is getting a lot of love. check out chris. p. bacon. get it? it is impossible for him to walk. he has a makeshift wheelchair for his hind quarters. huh! after some initial resistance, he is taken to like a champ. he has upgraded to larger sizes. he has become a worldwide sensation and you can see why. >> now weather and traffic together on the 1's. >> what a cute little guy.
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we have one thing to talk about. one crash in the city at norhtethern. 83 headingng good on south and northbound. 59 miles per hour at timonium road. northeast corner of 95, 64 miles per hour at white marsh. we are looking good in both directions. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. good morning. we are off to a nice start. it should be dry during the day. we will see some rain and snow develop tonight. it will be a complicated forecast this weekend.
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a quick look at the bay. we will talk about the complicated forecast in just a few minutes. >> 6:42. still
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>> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. volume is light around the area. we have one crash in the city.
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11 minutes on the topside outer loop. not much of a delay on the west side. 95 from white marsh is looking good. the topside of the beltway at perring parkway is pretty heavy. nothing major as far as delays are concerned. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. no problems expected to start the day. things will change as we move into this evening. we expect a strong arctic front. 32 in randallstown. 35 on the eastern shore. the clouds will be thickening up today in advance of this cold front. we'll get through at least the middle of the afternoon without any precipitation. we can see some rain and snow in
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kentucky and ohio. that front will go through early tonight. we will see a mix of rain and snow. there is some energy that will develop a coastal low during the day tomorrow. that becomes the complicated part of the forecast. where does the low pressure to develop. we could have a significant snowfall on wednesday. we could get almost nothing. it will probably come through in two stages. a mix of rain and snow tonight. we could get some more snow during the day on saturday. we will keep an eye on it. not sure how much snow will develop. a mixture of sunshine and clouds today. high temperature in the upper 40's and low 50's.
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rain changing to snow along the arctic cold front. there could be some minor snow accumulations behind the arctic front. 50% chance for snow tomorrow. if you have travel plans, there could be some problems tomorrow. 32 on sunday and breezy. the when it chills -- the wind chills in the 20's on sunday. big changes coming up this weekend. >> thank you. 6:47. police have arrested the man that terrorize young girls at columbia mall by exposing himself. steven lerer was arrested after he was seen fondling himself near the food court. also accosted a group of girls back in january.
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a brilliant fireball that the skies in russia just before a meteor crashed to earth. most of the injuries were sustained by cuts from shattered glass. this meteor is not connected to eor asteroidr- that is expected to come within 17,000 miles of earth. john leopold can still collect his state and county pensions. >> candidates have until noon to leopold'slegal's -- old job.
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jennifer franciotti has more. >> the clock is ticking. several candidates say they are considering the position, including kendel ehrlich. she is the wife of bob ehrlich. also, the vice chair of glen bernie and the council chair jerry walker of gambrills. anne arundel county executive john leopold resigned after being found guilty of misconduct for the way he treated his employees and also for the way he used his police detail. he still faces a civil case for harassment. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. back to you. >> thank you. time to get to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked, would an experience like the one the passengers on the triumph cruise ship went through keep you from ever taking a cruise again?
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>> time for a look at what is coming up on the "today" show. >> we are on a field trip to the city of boston. it's become a big draw for hollywood. >> we're covering some breaking news. incredible images from russia of a meteorite. more than 40 people are injured. we'll have a live report. >> oscar pistorius broke out in a court this morning. details into the investigation of that crime.
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>> the disabled carnival cruise ship is back on dry land when we get started live from boston on a friday morning. >> now weather and traffic together on the 1's. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. one problem spot in the city, an accident at northern. maybe a bit of a slowdown on the topside of the beltway near perring parkway. pretty heavy on the outer loop. not too much in the way of delays. you might see some slow downs on the west side, 35 miles per hour north of 70. looking good on 95 towards the beltway and north and southbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. a quiet start today.
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temperatures in the low to mid 30's. we will make it up to 50 this afternoon. and arctic cold front will be approaching tonight. thunderstorms in florida. a beautiful day in los angeles, sunshine and 81. >> 6:52. >> we'll take a last look at weather and traffic together before you head out to start before you head out to start your day.
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>> how is this friday shipping up? >> not too bad. we have a crash at bel air and 695. there's a crash in the city at northern. pretty heavy volume on the inner and outer loops but nothing to major as far as delays. >> we have had a mild week.
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>> a strong cold front will go through tonight. a chance for snow tomorrow. there could be a storm developing on the coast. 36 tomorrow. 32 on sunday with a chance for snow flurries. we will now down the snow forecast this evening. >> there goes your golf weekend. >> tell me about it. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. update at 7:25. >> have a good
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>> this is a wbal-tv 11 editorial with president and general manager dan joerres. >> it was a stunning announcement and one that reverberated in parishes across the world. pope benedict xvi's resignation on monday confirmed his love for the church and its followers. feeling his health was not up to the herculean job of leading one billion catholics worldwide, his holiness made the ultimate sacrifice and determined that abdicating the job was the right move at this time. it is something that has not be done in 600 years, and because of that, this transition will be, in a word, historic. with the changing face of the church, there is speculation the next pope could come from an emerging african nation or perhaps somewhere in latin america. one thing is sure -- in churches from essex to eldersburg, parishioners will have a new holy father by easter, and with it, opportunity to embrace new leadership and vision for the church. as we move through the lenten season with its lessons of sacrifice, we look no farther than pope benedict xvi and the example he will leave for all
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people of faith -- that service to others begins with selflessness. for more on the life of the pope, log onto wbaltv.com and click on newsnçn
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